Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Everyone seems to wax lyrical about Fong Lye a Taiwanese restaurant located at The Garden in The Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. Last Sunday was our wedding anniversary and the children insisted on taking us to dinner at Fong Lye. When we arrived there, the place was packed to the brim, we took a Queue Number 8 (lucky number) and waited outside. We were then given the Menu to scour through the food lists. A moment later, we were surprised to be served a peg of Lemon juice, maybe out of courtesy or a ploy, to whet up our appetite before the meal proper!. After a 15 minutes long wait, we were ushered to Table 22, situated just beside the counter. The restaurant looks spanking new, clean, bright and cheery with White color as their main theme. The food served was more like the street food in Taiwan albeit more refined with nice looking porcelain crockery and rectangular wooden tray with a mini stove fuel by a wax flame. We ordered the highlighted Chef's recommendations with the pencil and order form provided.

Customers browsing through the menu while enjoying a peg of Lemon juice.

This is what you get for a normal set meal.

Close up of the platter of appetizers-Sea Urchin, Strips of Squid, Seaweed Egg Roll, Julienned Celery, Carrot and deep fried mini Fish paste.

A bowl of clear Double boiled Watercress Soup with Wolfberries.

A Set of fried sliced Beef with julienned Red, Green and Yellow Capsicum-Sam's comment: Beef was fresh and tender, gravy was perfect with the rice-Rm26.80/.

A Set of Fried Fish with Tomato Fried Eggs-My comment: Fish meat was lightly battered, crispy outside- White and moist inside- bathed in a sweet and tasty Tomato broth-Rm19.80/.

A Set of Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs-tangy flavored with Tomato, Capsicum and big Onion-May's comment: the lightly battered Pork Ribs was meaty and boneless-easy to eat!-Rm19.80/

A Set of Stir fried Sliced Beef with Spring Onion and, slices of young Ginger and fresh Red Chillies- Mindy's comment: Beef was fresh and tender-Rm19.80/.

A Set of Pig Big Intestines-filled with coagulated cubed Pig's blood, preserved Chinese Mustard and Chinese Leeks-Mike's comment: the broth was "Ma lat" spicy, a little salty with a slight Mint flavor-Rm17.80/.

Iced Cool Drinks to refresh the palate-Watermelon with Milk and Ooloong Tea with Milk-rm7.30/each.

Snow Mountain-very finely shaved Ice topped with Mung beans, Red beans and Ice Cream-sinfully sweet-Rm9.30/.

A dainty pot of refillable Rose Oolong Tea to wash away all the fats!-Rm6/pax

Overall the food was good and caters to people of all ages!

Total bill:Rm160/
Location: Lot 208, 3 rd Floor, The Garden,
Mid Valley Megamall,
Kuala Lumpur.


Food Paradise said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your wife. The food presentations look nice.

SimpleGirl said...

hmm, I have yet to try this restaurant, even though after reading so many good comment about it....hope to check it out soon!

worldwindows said...

Classier act 'Tai Chow'?

mimid3vils said...

Always packed & have to queue , haiz~~

foodbin said...

FP-thanks for the compliments.
SG/WW/MIMI-the food is worth waiting for-remember good crowds means good food.

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Bangsar-bAbE said...

Quite pricey right?

Happy anniversary to you & your wife!! =)

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

I take the opportunity to give a Happy Anniversary to You & Your Wife :) and thanks so much for visiting my blog!
A very interesting place with lovely presentation of the dishes.
I should convert to dollars to see the prices, but it seems worth the menu!

foodbin said...

Bbabe-tq-yes, a bit expensive
Gera-it's cheap if you covert to $.

Selba said...

Looks like a very nice restaurant to dine in :)

Tan.wiratchada said...

First of all "Happy Anniversary to you and your wife" The food look so good as always by your present. We are going soon for continue our mission over there. Your blog very good to be our guide to taste all your present. Thank you for sharing
Be happy.

foodbin said...

Selba-no fuss place.
Tan-tq.happy to know you enjoy it.

EatTravelEat said...

Everything looks so nice! Happy anniversary.

This place has some preparations which I haven't seen before, like the tomato and egg with the fried fish. And there are things I haven't tried before like the rose oolong tea. Everything sounds so great!

Vivien said...

they food is simple good flavorful food, i love it, went to the Gardens Shopping mall one.

foodbin said...

ETE-some of it are quite special.
Vivien-hi! welcome.

Donna-FFW said...

HI! First visit here and Im met with all these gorgeous pictures. Happy anniversary. I love the photos and reviews!! Looks lovely. Nice to meet you.

Precious Pea said...

I like their minced pork with rice. Simple and delicious. Their 3-cup chicken with basil not too bad.